InMode Forma (for smaller areas) and Forma Plus (for larger areas) is a modality that helps tighten skin on the face, neck, and body.
This is a radio frequency (RF) technology that gives off a warm, deep heat. Forma uses RF energy to stimulate new collagen production and provide optimal skin contraction in the deep layers of your skin.
What Is Forma and What Does It Do?
Forma and Forma Plus offer two configurations (the larger treatment head is for larger areas of the body) and the smaller, contoured head is for smaller areas of the face and neck. Forma is a non-invasive sub-dermal treatment for collagen remodeling and tightening. It was developed based on the clinical success of the proprietary A.C.E. (Acquire, Control, Extend) technology. A.C.E. technology uses RF energy to target deep layers of the skin, with no area being under- or over-treated. This ensures maximum safety and consistent results. This technology is FDA-approved. Unlike other lasers and machines, because Forma has no lights or laser components, this treatment can be done on any skin type. Patients can just relax during the treatment feeling only a warm heat and movement of the treatment head. The subdermal heating allows your skin’s collagen to be increased and remodeled into a more youthful functioning layer. As we age, collagen layers become smashed (think of an older mattress), thus creating wrinkles and lines. The RF energy in the Forma system allows the collagen strands to remold into tighter lines, thus improving lines, wrinkles, and texture. Forma treatments are done as a series, usually with one session a week, with a total of 6-8 treatments performed (depending upon whether the face or body is being treated).
A maintenance program is suggested after the initial treatments are completed to help maintain your long-term results. What Areas Are Treated With Forma? There are two treatment heads of different sizes that allow multiple areas of the body to be treated. For the face and neck, each procedure takes about 45 minutes, with targeted heat points met and maintained during the treatment time.
For the body, the most common treated areas are the thighs (front and/or back), hips, and buttocks. The stomach or waist can also be treated, as can the arms.